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Eggnog Cookies - Our Kind of Wonderful

Eggnog Cookies

K (the husband) and I still don’t really have many of our own holiday traditions, so each year I search for new recipes to try, in hopes that I’ll find some that are must haves, thus creating some of our own traditions. K is an eggnog fan. I know, I know, nasty, but he can’t be perfect. Since he is such an eggnog fan I found this recipe for eggnog cookies, and he loves them!

 

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, plus more for topping
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp rum extract
1/2 cup eggnog
--Frosting--
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature (I used 1/4 cup salted and 1/4 cup unsalted butter)
3 – 5 Tbsp eggnog
1/2 tsp rum extract
3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon for 30 seconds, set aside.
3
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg yolks one at a time, blending just until combined after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract, rum extract and egg nog. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
4
Scoop dough out by the heaping tablespoonfuls and drop onto greased baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart.
5
Bake in preheated oven 14 minutes. Allow to rest on baking sheet several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Cool completely then frost with Eggnog Frosting and sprinkle tops lightly with nutmeg.
6
--Frosting--
7
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter until very pale and fluffy. Add in rum extract and 4 Tbsp eggnog and mix in powdered sugar. Add additional eggnog to reach desired consistency.

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